The PKK is a militant Kurdish organization operating mainly in Turkey. In the 1980s it started an armed struggle for cultural and self-determination.
The left-wing militant organization was founded in 1978 in Turkey by a group of students around Abdullah Ocalan, who has been improsoned since1999. The Kurds make up over 20% of the Turkish Population and have been repressed for decades. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW Content referring to the PKK.
Controversial Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen in a statement has denounced the murder of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov on December 19. Turkish authorities have tried to link the assassin to Gulen's global network.
Police have detained 235 people including pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) officials over alleged ties to Kurdish militants. One day prior, a PKK splinter group claimed responsibility for bombings in Istanbul.